Career Resources

Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. The Handbook is revised every two years. It is provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

For hundreds of different types of jobs, the Occupational Outlook Handbook tells you:

  • the training and education needed
  • earnings
  • expected job prospects
  • what workers do on the job
  • working conditions

O*Net Online
The O*NET program is the nation’s primary source of occupational information.  The O*NET database is available to the public at no cost.  The database is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation.  The database also provides the basis for our Career Exploration Tools, a set of valuable assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers.

The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) is being developed under the sponsorship of the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA) through a grant to the North Carolina Employment Security Commission.

Career Resources Toolkit for Job-Seekers
Quintessential Careers website offers free career and job-hunting advice through articles, tools, tips, samples, and tutorials. (4,500 pages of career and job-hunting content.)

Inside Career Info: Career Profiles With First Hand Reviews
From the Web site: Inside Career Info was created to help students and career changers get a firsthand perspective on the jobs and careers that may be of interest to them. Learning from professionals with direct experience provides an additional dimension to researching occupations that is difficult to find elsewhere. Career reviews are intended to assist people in finding careers which are a good fit for them.